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dirge
American English: /dərdʒ/
British English: /dəːdʒ/

Translation of dirge in Spanish:

noun

  • canto (masculine) fúnebre
    Example sentences
    • What is ‘Danny Boy,’ after all, but a funeral dirge?
    • Mixing the ‘let freedom ring’ chorus in with the funeral dirge that is still ringing in the hearts of the victims' families is just shy of vile.
    • If you are one of the resort's pool of bankrupt songwriters but still have grave interests and tendencies, think about turning to writing dirges for funerals.

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